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Reflections on the days when I picked my children up from school on a bicycle

Walter Rhein
Thirty over Fifty
Published in
7 min readMay 29, 2024

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Before my alarm even went off, my little one would wander into the kitchen and begin to prepare snacks for the ride. Her internal clock told her we’d be picking up her sister soon, and she liked to come prepared.

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Walter Rhein
Thirty over Fifty

I have 10+ years experience as a certified English and Physics teacher. 20+ years of experience as an editor, journalist, blogger and novelist.